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Ersan Ilyasova | Forward | #7

Team: Atlanta Hawks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 235
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 2 (6) / MLW
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Ersan Ilyasova scored nine points on 3-of-9 shooting vs. the Bucks on Friday.
This was his second dud in a row after he scored five points on 2-of-8 shooting vs. the Wizards on Wednesday. Ilyasova salvaged his poor shooting tonight with nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and one triple, and he also logged 33 minutes. Coach Mike Budenholzer was non-committal when asked if Paul Millsap (knee) would play on Sunday vs. the Nets, so Ilyasova could get another start in a cupcake matchup. He's a hold for now. Mar 24 - 11:28 PM

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Ersan Ilyasova struggled vs. the Wizards on Wednesday, playing 26 minutes to finish with five points on 2-of-8 shooting, eight rebounds, two assists, one steals and one block.

The rebounds and defensive stats help salvage the line, and he could have played more minutes if it weren't for foul trouble. Paul Millsap (knee) missed his third straight game and there are no guarantees that he'll return for Friday's road game, so Ilyasova might have another start coming his way this week. Even if he does shift to the bench, he's proven to be a decent fantasy asset with the Hawks' reserves.
Mar 22 - 11:34 PM

Ersan Ilyasova started his second game in a row vs. the Hornets on Monday, finishing with 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting.

Paul Millsap (left knee tightness) was out again, so Ilyasova logged 28 minutes and added six rebounds, one assist and three triples with a pair of turnovers. He scored 23 points in his previous start with four rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and four 3-pointers in 27 minutes, so there's a lot of short-term appeal here -- Millsap has already been ruled out of Wednesday's game vs. the Wizards and coach Mike Budenholzer hinted that he could miss more time. The Hawks play three more times this week.
Mar 20 - 9:23 PM

Ersan Ilyasova scored 23 points in a start for Paul Millsap (knee) on Saturday during a 113-97 loss to the Blazers, adding four rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and four 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

It doesn't sound like Millsap is going to be out long and even the Hawks broadcast talked about the knee tightness being about rest. In other words, Ilyasova likely will be moving back to the bench on Monday against the Hornets. Still, Ilyasova has actually been worth owning this month because the Hawks do close with him a lot, so he is a hold. He also drew his NBA-leading 33rd charge in this game.
Mar 18 - 8:59 PM

Ersan Ilyasova will start for Paul Millsap (knee) against the Blazers on Saturday.

He should be getting some serious minutes and will be a popular DFS play. Millsap only has tightness in his knee and hopefully it's just a day-to-day issue. In other words, Ilyasova may not have much value next week. Mike Muscala and Dwight Howard also benefit with Millsap out.
Mar 18 - 5:50 PM

Ersan Ilyasova scored nine points with six rebounds, two assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the Raptors on Friday.

The Hawks have ditched their backup bigs and have just played Paul Millsap as a backup five man. That explains why we've seen some added run for Ghostface Ilya lately. He hasn't done anything too noteworthy in his last five, averaging 9.8 points, 5.4 boards, 1.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.2 treys. He's just a low-end guy right now, so most owners should shoot for higher upside.
Mar 11 - 1:09 AM

Ersan Ilyasova hit 4-of-6 shots and two 3-pointers for 15 points, two rebounds and three steals in 27 minutes off the Hawks bench on Monday.

Ghostface Ilya has scored between 10 and 18 points in three of his last four games, knocking down seven 3-pointers with seven steals along the way. He's not as fun to own as he was earlier in the season with the Sixers, but he's playing well for the Hawks and they like using him for instant offense off the bench. You could pick worse players to gamble on off your waiver wire.
Mar 6 - 10:22 PM

Ersan Ilyasova scored 10 points with eight rebounds, one steal and one turnover in 23 minutes against the Cavs on Friday.

After he was expected to be just a backup, that's two games in a row he's seen heavy minutes next to Paul Millsap. In fact, they have played 24 minutes together in those two. Although, the game flow has dictated Ilyasova plays more to get more shooting out there. He's still more of a 14-team guy.
Mar 3 - 10:14 PM

Ersan Ilyasova looked great in 26 minutes on Wednesday, draining 6-of-7 shots with four 3-pointers to score 18 points in a 100-95 win vs. Dallas.

Ilyasova picked up another offensive foul to pad his league-leading total (28), and his scoring punch helped the Hawks shoot a stellar 56.3 percent as a team. He added one rebound and three steals tonight and owners shouldn't overreact to this excellent performance. He'd been quiet in his first three games with the Hawks, and came in shooting just 43.3 percent on the season.
Mar 1 - 11:19 PM

Ersan Ilyasova scored just five points with 10 rebounds, two assists , one steal and two turnovers in 25 minutes against the Magic on Saturday.

He had a streak of 41 straight games with a three earlier this year, but now he's had three straight games without one. Clearly, Ilyasova's fantasy value has fallen off in a big way on his new team.
Feb 25 - 9:25 PM

Ersan Ilyasova played 16 minutes with nine points, two rebounds, one assist and no turnovers against the Heat on Friday.

Just as coach Mike Budenholzer said, Ilyasova was Paul Millsap's backup. That pair did not play together in this game, but maybe that changes if the Hawks want to use Millsap as a small-ball five. Ilyasova loses a lot of value in Atlanta, so he's a drop candidate.
Feb 25 - 1:34 AM

Ersan Ilyasova is expected to make his Hawks debut Friday night vs. Miami.

Ilyasova's fantasy value took a major hit as a result of the trade that sent him from Philly to Atlanta. He was averaging over 27 minutes per game for the Sixers, but won't approach that amount of playing time with the Hawks now that he is backing up Paul Millsap. We should have a better feel of where Ilyasova fits in the Atlanta rotation after Friday night's contest.
Feb 24 - 11:19 AM

The 76ers are finalizing a trade that will send Ersan Ilyasova to Atlanta in exchange for Tiago Splitter and two second-round picks, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Sixers are expected to receive one second-round pick, while swapping another one. The Hawks are buyers at the deadline and Ilyasova gives them some welcome frontcourt depth, adding a stretch-PF behind Paul Millsap, but his fantasy value takes a hit with the move. If your waiver wire is barren he might be worth holding, to see how the rotation plays out, but the trade deadline is likely to create many more intriguing rest-of-season pickups.

Ersan Ilyasova struggled in 15 minutes vs. Boston on Wednesday, making 2-of-9 shots to finish with five points, three rebounds and one steal.

Ilyasova didn't return after leaving at the 9:41 mark of the third quarter tonight, as Dario Saric went off and kept the veteran rooted to the bench. His minutes are trending down, even as Saric trends up, and this does not bode well for his role in the final weeks of the season. Feel free to look elsewhere for players with greater upside.
Feb 15 - 10:39 PM

Ersan Ilyasova (hip) scored 14 points with four rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes against the Heat on Saturday.

His hip looked like a non-issue in this game. What could be an issue is Dario Saric coming on in a big way because those two didn't play together in this one. Ilyasova is still a hold and he's been remarkably consistent given his previous seasons, so his owners shouldn't worry yet.
Feb 11 - 11:13 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Dennis Schroder
2Malcolm Delaney
3Jose Calderon
SG1Kent Bazemore
2Gary Neal
SF1Thabo Sefolosha
2Tim Hardaway Jr.
3DeAndre Bembry
4Mike Dunleavy
5Taurean Prince
6Ryan Kelly
PF1Paul Millsap
2Ersan Ilyasova
3Mike Muscala
C1Dwight Howard
2Kris Humphries